Kreator

Kreator

Saturday 23 June

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Played at Graspop Metal Meeting 1999 / 2002 / 2005 / 2011 / 2013 / 2018
Genre

Heavy Metal

Country

Germany

Biography

Together with Sodom, Destruction and Tankard, German thrash legends Kreator make up the Big 4 of Teutonic thrash metal. Quickly rising to fame on the strength of such illustrious releases as ‘Endless Pain’ (1985), ‘Pleasure to Kill’ (1986) and ‘Extreme Aggression’ (1989), their fanbase and commercial success declines somewhat in the 90s as they experiment with industrial influences. However, at the start of the new millennium, Kreator return to their sound of old and from then on they go from strength to strength. The double live DVD ‘Dying Alive’ (2013) captures the raw essence of the raging fury and blistering speed Kreator brings to the stage, but also showcases a more melodic side to the band with accessible and anthemic choruses. The same is true of ‘Gods of Violence’ (2017): while being satisfyingly heavy, you find yourself stomping along from the very first listen. More than most, Kreator have succeeded in staying relevant for the best part of four decades without forsaking their roots. The Kreator has returned!! (#GMM18)